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ACTION ALERT: Monkeys, Stolen From Paradise for Sadistic Experiments! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !

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Two organizations on St. Kitts--the Behavioral Science Foundation (dba Primate Resources International) and the St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation--purchase wild-caught monkeys from trappers and sell them for export.


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Simone D (1462)
Friday October 14, 2011, 6:14 pm
Tourism is the key to economic growth for St. Kitts & Nevis. Tourists, as well as hotels, tour companies and other businesses that rely on tourism, have a strong voice in shaping government policies.

We are not calling for a boycott of St. Kitts & Nevis. On the contrary, we want you to visit the islands (we wish we were there right now), but also to speak out against the cruel primate trade and urge your hotel, tour operator, etc. to do the same.

It is our hope that ethical travelers, hotels and other tourism-related

businesses on St. Kitts & Nevis will use their influence to convince the government to halt the export of monkeys.

The government of St. Kitts & Nevis has a choice. Will the islands be known for uncrowded beaches, fantastic golf courses, historic sites and lush rainforests, or will they be known as one of a small number of nations that export wild monkeys for use in research and testing. Which industry is more important to the future of St. Kitts & Nevis?

It would not be unprecedented for St. Kitts & Nevis to ban the export of monkeys for research. India banned the export of monkeys for use in research in 1978. Bangladesh followed suit in 1979. Malaysia banned monkey

exports in 1984. In 2009, after an international campaign by animal rights

activists, the government of Nepal cancelled plans to breed and export monkeys for biomedical research.

1) Write to the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis, and to the Premier of Nevis, and politely ask for a ban on the export of monkeys destined for the research industry. (Mailing addresses; postage is $0.98 from the U.S.)

The Honorable Dr. Denzil L. Douglas

Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis

Government Headquarters

Church Street, Basseterre

St. Kitts


(Erasmus Williams, Press Secretary To The Prime Minister)

The Honorable Joseph W. Parry

Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism

Bath Hotel

Belle Vue, Charlestown



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"Dear Honorable Prime Minister/Premier ____:

Each year, hundreds of vervet monkeys on St. Kitts and Nevis are torn from their families and forest homes and exported to laboratories around the world. Once wild and free, these sensitive and intelligent animals end their lives in laboratories where pain and suffering are routine. I urge you to ban the export of monkeys destined for the research industry.

I understand that there are conflicts between humans and monkeys on St. Kitts and Nevis, but there are ways of managing this situation without resorting to export or killing.

Please consider the impact that this continued trade will have upon the international reputation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Thank you,"

*If you have visited St. Kitts & Nevis, or if you are considering a future trip, please mention that when you write!

Send a copy of your letter to the St. Kitts & Nevis Minister of Tourism and to the national tourism agencies for St. Kitts and Nevis.

Hon. Richard Skerritt

Minister of Tourism & International Transport

Government of St. Kitts & Nevis

P.O. Box 878

Building 9

Port Zante, Basseterre

St. Kitts


Rosecita Jeffers, CEO

St. Kitts Tourism Authority

Pelican Mall, Bay Road

P.O. Box 132


St. Kitts


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John Hanley, CEO

Nevis Tourism Authority

P.O. Box 184

Main Street, Charlestown




Saturday October 15, 2011, 12:57 am
Thank you, Simone!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 1:05 am
Emails sent.

Constance F (418)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 1:14 am
Thank you, emails sent.

Danuta Watola (1251)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 3:32 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 15, 2011, 3:24 pm
noted an sent

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 7:57 am
Noted.. Please give your support.

Carol H (229)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 8:32 am
action to be taken, thanks Simone

Valerie H (133)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 8:50 am
DEPLORABLE!!! Emails to be taken....thank you.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 10:13 am
Noted, thank you!
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